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You as a coach, might believe you have the world’s best program to develop athletes. You have spent years tinkering with the program, researching and talking to other experts. Your programs on the surface look great, but they lack what I call ‘mainstream stickability’.
Over the last week I have been lucky enough to have been placed in situations that have broadened my perceptions. Perceptions are amazing things. You can find yourself arguing till you are blue in the face with someone when you are looking at the same thing, but seeing it from a different point of view.
I recently worked with a club team who were struggling to come together as a team despite telling the coaching staff that they wanted to win the Premiership. The coaching staff felt that there was too much reliance on the coaches to bring the team together and opportunities being provided to the team weren’t being taken up to their full extent. Here is my message to the team.
This week I have had some really interesting discussions with a group of sports wanting to achieve greater collaboration off the field. The discussion turned to the business of sport and the impact that sport as an industry has on our local communities. It also turned to the perception by some that sport isn’t taken seriously as an industry that contributes to our economy and community wellbeing. So, I have decided to delve a bit deeper into this topic.
Having players that fail to take responsibility for their actions is one of the most frustrating areas aspects of coaching. It seems like a constant battle between you and these players. I have got some simple strategies to help you build responsible athletes.
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